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KOFY
Feb 21, 2013 11:30am PST
afternoon at the benicia city cemetery and it is open to the public. reporting live from benicia for abc7 news. >> new this morning, south san francisco police are looking for a man who assault add 19-year-old exchange student from japan near the bart station at 5:45 yesterday afternoon. the victim got east rain and grabbed on the arm by a man in his 30's. she break free and ran away. the victim was not hurt. the suspect is described as hispanic or asian at 5' 7" with medium build. >> the santa clara man under arrest for making threats against state senator yee will be in court for a hearing. the 45-year-old everett basham faces ten felony counts and two misdemeanors. he is accused of e-mailing a death threat to senator yee because of efforts to tighten gun control laws. authorities found three assault weapons and explosives during a search of his house last week. they say everett basham was building home-made bombs. >> the shooter whose caused a deadly scene on the las vegas strip are still loose. police are searching for the distinctive s.u.v. right now. katie marzullo joins us from the
KOFY
Feb 7, 2013 11:30am PST
who also served in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> in san diego, a navy official confirms that naval base is on lockdown. two sources tell us they do not believe this is connected to the christopher dorner case. we will monitor the situation as it develops. and now, the mayor of san antonio is joining forces to combat drug violence meeting with law enforcement officials and state senators who will announce a proposal for new gun control laws in california, including legislation to close loopholes in current firearm regulations. >> vallejo police are looking for two gunman who shot three people in a home invasion this morning. it happened at scene where amy is with an update on the victims and the search for the armed men. >> the motive is the question. police say nothing inside this home indicates why this home was chosen, they say maybe it is the location. it is on the corner so one fewer neighbor to worry about. across the street, a busy street, an escape route. they hop the fence and are out of here. that coul
KOFY
Feb 27, 2013 11:30am PST
homes, cars and streets and the city's west portal neighborhood after an old water main break. the flood, on 15th avenue damaged two dozen homes and 12 cars. amy hollyfield has more from the scene. >> it is very busy here. there are several huge trucks and backhoes and the cleanup efforts going on at the end of the lock but the center of the activity is right here where this sinkhole is. this is where the pipes broke. this is where the work will be done. they have no idea how long it will take them to fix it. >> it wasn't just water that burst from underground around 3:00 this morning in san francisco. it created swirls of mud and the tens of throughs of gallons of water didn't just stay in the street it invaded homes. at one house, the son woke up with the news. >> the water was high and already passed his ankles when he woke up. and it got worse. >> then the toilet seat shows how much water came in. >> i cannot believe it. just shocked. shocked. my car is ruined, it is brand new. totally ruined. >> officials determined that a 61-year-old, 16" water main break. they estimate that
KOFY
Feb 15, 2013 11:30am PST
ask the city to do something to make drivers slow down here on hillcrest avenue. police are still investigating. we are live in antioch today for abc7 news. >> neighbors who witnessed the tell accident are returning to the accident scene. a concord teen hit by a car is doing better in a hospital this morning. the mother says that her son opened his eyes for the first time. doctors are reducing joey's medication but he is in a medically induced coma. a car hit him in a crosswalk on grant street. concord police say it does not appear the driver was speeding or drinking. his mother says it is a dangerous enter section and she would like to see a traffic signal or stop sign there. >> a man is facing charges in connection with a series of home burglaries. we have new video of the arrest. the police took the 25-year-old into today yesterday after serving a search warrant at a house. investigators say they found stolen property. neighbors say they have been targeted since december. >> we were burglarize add month ago at 1:30 a.m. in the morning. he got in our house. we left the door unlo
KOFY
Feb 11, 2013 11:30am PST
do and why we have them in the city. >> the victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries and hypothermia after sitting here for more than five hours dangling in the tree. it is up to the police department to question him and figure out how he ended up in that position. >> major tornado damage in the south but no deaths. what mississippi's governor thinks of the efforts to keep everyone safe. >> the widow of joe paterno [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on for two whole years. from at&t. call to get u-verse tv starting at just $19 a month with our triple-play bundle. get the same great price for two years. plus now two times the internet speed than before. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable high-speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from
KOFY
Feb 22, 2013 11:30am PST
peninsula a busy road in redwood city is re-opened after a deadly crash. the accident happened on bayshore road at seaport boulevard near the 101 freeway before 4:00 a.m. the c.h.p. closed traffic in both directions while officers collected evidence. they say the crash involves only one car. the coroner has identified the victim as 20-year-old of redwood city. new this morning police are looking for a man who exposed to himself to a teen girl walking home from school. police say the man drove up to the girl, called her name, and exposed himself when she wouldn't answer. officers searched the area but did not fin the man. >> oscar pistorius is free this morning with reports on where he has settled hours after a judge released the accused girlfriend murder on bail. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. it was a long drawn out process. >> the judge if this case really made oscar pistorius sweat. he rehashed four days' worth of testimony. oscar pistorius broke down more than crying more than once in the two hours and the announcement. oscar pistorius could go free, the bail set at a
KOFY
Feb 8, 2013 11:30am PST
the last time she was seen near railroad avenue in suisun city that afternoon. she was found at alan witt park where a vigil is being held. fairfield police announceed an arrest hours before the vigil held for her and they are relegislation the details in a news conference in the hour. our reporter is on the way with the latest for you on abc7news.com and on abc7 later today at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. >> thank you. san bernardino county sheriff deputies are expanding the search for a former lapd accused of murdering three people including an officer. >> we will continue searching until we discover these live the mountain or we find him. one or the two. >> we got a new update. the search is under difficult winter conditions. now, katie marzullo is joining us live. >> the sheriff in san bernardino says right now more than 100 officers are searching for christopher dorner. they certained all night. the sheriff says dorner has had plenty of time to league big bear but they do not know if he has left. there is no evidence one way or the other. there are empty cabins in the mountain where th
KOFY
Feb 18, 2013 11:30am PST
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KOFY
Feb 20, 2013 11:30am PST
. about ten miles of them get replaced every year. >> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest. >> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home on rosewood way yesterday. a
KOFY
Feb 26, 2013 11:30am PST
nasa engineer in the city on the eighth anniversary of the death of 29-year-old who was slot and killed in the 100 block of velmar terrace of 2005 in february in a packed car. he was married with two children and worked as an engineer as nasa's research center in mountain view. investigators are encouraging witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. lag on to our website at abc7.com and look under "see it on tv." a poll found growing support for gun control among california voters, especially among women. a field poll released find 61 percent of state voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the right of gun owners. it is the biggest margin since the question was first asked in 1999. a majority of those in california oppose letting teachers carry concealed weapons in schools. female voters favoring taxing ammunition, outlawing large capacity clips, and banning rifles with detachable magazines. >> residents of san francisco's sunset district listened a short time ago who will be their new voice at city city hall. katie tan
KOFY
Feb 28, 2013 11:30am PST
65 and same if union city. concord is 69, and everyone else in the low-to-mid 70's in the east bay valley of the tonight, clouds gather along the coast at 59 at half moon bay and 50 in richmond and san francisco and a few clouds will make it inland but there is no rain, no drizzle associated with that. the two areas of high pressure are getting stronger as the front is closer with high pressure clock-wise fashion and that is putting the warm weather in our forecast. now, for tomorrow, you can see the clouds along the coast a few in the bay headed to the afternoon hours and sunshine will keep an eye out to the west, though, headed to friday night into saturday morning and the clouds are coming in and another mild morning, and then, in the afternoon hours it is clouds and there are the sprinkles for saturday night, barely reaching the north bay. so that system passes us. it knocks our temperatures down for sunday. the cooling trend continues on monday. look at tuesday and wednesday, we will be 10- to 15-degrees cooler with rain most likely on wednesday. >> thank you, mike. still ahea
KOFY
Feb 19, 2013 11:30am PST
difficult an -- mount diabolo snowing. the dry line is moving through safrancisco and daly city to samateo btere ishe san mateo brid. you can see it is still raining righthire. the next ten minutes or so that ll taper, a dowin the south y you ca se acro the mbarn bridg and, 237, we ha a crease inain head to teou by, ght--modate ra,nd he is 87 right now you can see the avy rain fal heron 87ear thehark tnk se carel inhe sohay. you getting the heaviest rai now and for the next hour. you can see the snow working toward the sierra, with winter advisory until 10:00ith a foot knownd aow comi in behi theystem bringing thunderstorms with small hail in the evening an overnight and mostly over the ocean. we will go from a steady rain to scatter showered, and measurab snow to around 2,500'andtch i t 5" posble, and a coupl inches are possible, a we ll have clearing and th air is so cold, ps pets and plants,u need protect them. eowsill ide over the errao we wll hea bst of snow inhe aternnnd eving and bend the fro we have colder, dry air for tonight. co front cominghrough de owedou the bk eef te pripitat
KOFY
Feb 5, 2013 11:30am PST
deciding which city lands the 2016 super bowl. the facility will be powered by two new electrical substations, with one serving as a backup for the other. if they both fail, crews can actually trigger a third power source and owners will pick the host city in may. >> new this morning a pittsburg man is under arrest if a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman and two small children to the hospital. the 24-year-old man is held on $50,000 bail accused in a crash at 5:45 last night. he hit a one-year-old boy in a stroller, a 7-year-old on a bicycle, and a 29-year-old woman. the victims were crossing the drive on a trail. all three are out of the hospital today. >> new fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. the attorney general is now suing the debt rating agency known as standard & poor's. the announcement was made today in washington, dc, filed in san francisco court. she said s&p 500 intentionally inflated rate ensure asigned to security. >> our lawsuit focuses on the ratings s&p 500 gave to mortgage-backed securities that the state of california purchased through pension funds, wh
KOFY
Feb 4, 2013 11:30am PST
. everyone is gloomy if they are here. it feels empty in the heart of the city. some people are probably playing hooky. there will not be a parade on market street but people say there should be. people are having a lard time deeming with the tough outcome of the game. >> my hat is off to them. i wish we had a parade for them. after two years ago we wondered what kind of team then, last year they almost beat the giants and this year they almost won the super bowl. who could ask for more? >> they could have done better and some of the players were whacky near the end i saw a face grabbing, the face grab violation that the referee did not call and that could have been a touchdown for us and we would have won. >> not a lot of people in the office today. maybe they, you know, drank it away last night. but...just quiet over all. >> what kind of mood are people in? >> sad. sad. >> here is a look at the streets last night, the mission district, full of police but not full of partygoers. police were prepared for a celebration and possible rowdiness but it never happened. there were a fe
KOFY
Feb 12, 2013 11:30am PST
killed four teenagers are from the bay area. it happened in california city east of bakersfield. they confirm all four victims were 19 years old and from oakland. they are identified as malea, david and george moore. a fifth victim is recovering. it appears their suv hit the center divider before rolling over several times. highway 58 is well traveled road to las vegas. >> cheryl: a concord boy is fighting for his life right now after being hit by a car yesterday. it happened on grant street near the boy's school. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: it is a dangerous intersection. we've been out here all morning and we had occasion to cross the street a couple times. there is no stop light or stop sign, just the paint on the pasmt and this one yellow sign letting you know it is, indeed, pedestrian crossing here. just within the last 30 minutes i heard from oakland children's hospital and spokesman says they have no information on the patient at this time. we know he was taken there with life-threatening injuries. >> students and staff at mount diablo in concord are comin
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
years later after buildings buck yellinged the city is in danger. >> the earthquake shook san francisco. nearly a quarter century later much of the city is vulnerable. >> this may be surprising is that the same building exists all over the city. you can find them in sunset and direction. >> david work was the stoi survey so called soft structures. buildings where the first story might be week because a wide open sprais space has been carved out. the city identified nearly 3,000 of the most dangerous staggering. >> 3,000 buildings, house close to 60,000 residents and 7,000 workers. and small businesses. the buildings trgited are wood frame built between 1978, three or more stories with five, or more units of housing. gavin news yom called for a mandatory measure. now, that is the plan. and the work could cost close to $150,000 one group is on board. >> i believe it's a burden to property owners financially and tenants having work done in bilgds but you put put a price on life safety. >> cording to supervisor hsu banks will offer financing package skptz retro fits will be phased
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
instructor. he is free on bond. he's worked at the same redwood city academy for 12 years, investigators want to know if there are other possible victims out there. >> police trying to find a thief who stole a package from a door step of a house. z camera. police say there is no spike in cases of stolen packages. anyone with information that can help identify the man is asked to contact the alameda police department. >> a plan to build a hillside in contra costa county is developing into opposition. it would be built in subdivisions of san ramone. >> that is right. this is the alamo sem taerk it's 150 years old, and it's basically all booked up that. is why local developers say he wants to build a new one serving residents in this area for decades still to come. with existing cemeteries a local developer says the plan to build a large new resting place in this valley is the perfect placeway to address demands with supply. >> not enough space.&/oç people are dying. you have people guying in this area. where are you going put them? >> but this proposal to build a cemetery on his 221 acres
ABC
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
police handled the crowds. this sunday could be more dramatic. even those not watching in the city limits police urge everyone to enjoy super bowl sunday safely. >> the message we have is if you are celebrating or consume alcohol, do it in a way that does not require you to drive. plan ahead. celebrate at home. get a cab. do not drink and drive. >> as we look ahead to another hopeful world championship in the same year the celebrations after the giants' world series win in october were violent, destructive with law enforcement hoping if they win the super bowl it does not come to that, the the destructive people do not ruin for others. >> officials are cracking down on counterfeit sports apparel, with phony gear at the to which the list. authorities have seized $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise in the bay area part of a nation-wide effort called "operation red zone," with federal agents confiscating $13 million in counterfeit goods since september. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have more on the crackdown from new orleans. >> the 49ers are facing another issue surrounding
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 2:00am PST
. live in fairfield tonight, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is r
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
night when the rain started. lock at this video last night from civilian and daly city area. good rain came down. it has been a while. so, some people had their umbrellas and paid attention and knew it was coming and others were caught off guard. it ised in -- it is understandable. we have not had a good rain since december. january is the third most dry january on record. the rain is finally here. expect it to be spotty through the morning so keep that in mind headed to work or wherever you are headed. don't put the umbrella away yet. it is here. you will need it. after today it is locking like you will be able to store the umbrella because it will be dry after this so put up with it now because it won't be here for long. >> our storm is relatively minor compared to the northeast where they are preparing for huge blizzard forecasted to hit the same areas slammed by super storm sandy last year. now a look at flurries falling in new york city right now. that will make traffic tough in the city. blizzard wantings took affect an hour and a half ago for new york city and parts of new jerse
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
still the problem. the city attorney is sending a claims representative out here to take claims from the people, the city says it will be taking care of all of the people impacted by the mess. the water department is now trying to figure out how to get all of this cleaned up and how to get it all repaired. reporting live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> glad to hear it is not raw sewage. that is better news this morning. >> time for a check on the forecast. >> we will start with live doppler 7 hd, everyone. here is a look at the dry sky sitting over the top of us for the morning commute and for the afternoon and evening commute, too. no rain this forecast cycle today. the coolest weather is petaluma at 42, fairfield at 31 and 34 in pleasanton and 35 in santa clara and union city and saratoga at 39, and you can see the mid-40's around the financial district and san leandro. in the afternoon we have more cloud cover than yesterday, just a few degrees off the high and low-to-upper 60's around the bay and mid-to-upper 60's inland and mid-50's to 60, breezy along the coast. >> back to t
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they pla
ABC
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
fairfield tonight, lisa amin gulezian. abc7 news. >> ama: the city of oakland and the organizer of the popular arts festival will meet to discuss safety measures after a shooting killed one person. three more were injured at the first friday celebration on telegraph avenue. an 18-year-old was killed. a 17-year-old boy and two women are expected to survive. more than ten thousand people attended the event celebrating local artists. >>> we're just hours away from super bowl xlvii, and the excitement is brewing, both here and in new orleans. we have team coverage tonight. mike shumann is live in new orleans but we begin here in san francisco with abc7 news reporter john alston. >> we're here in one of the areas police are expecting crowds in addition to the mission, as welling a north beach. the plan is when the fans compiling out of bars, the federal people they see are the police. this is what happened last year after the world series. the next test for san francisco police will come tomorrow. the department will have more than 100 extra officers on duty. the chief is reminding part
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
honoring officers who also served in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> in san diego, a navy official confirms that naval base is on lockdown. two sources tell us they do not believe this is connected to the christopher dorner case. we will monitor the situation as it develops. and now, the mayor of san antonio is joining forces to combat drug violence meeting with law enforcement officials and state senators who will announce a proposal for new gun control laws in california, including legislation to close loopholes in current firearm regulations. >> vallejo police are looking for two gunman who shot three people in a home invasion this morning. it happened at scene where amy is with an update on the victims and the search for the armed men. >> the motive is the question. police say nothing inside this home indicates why this home was chosen, they say maybe it is the location. it is on the corner so one fewer neighbor to worry about. across the street, a busy street, an escape route. they hop the fence and are out
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
the peninsula these days and i see a lot of people wanting to be in the city versus traditionally in silicon valley. >> cal train says it's seen a steady increase in ridership. there are now more riders in its history and realtors say they see a trend, tech workers choose choosing san francisco. over the selling point. >> noe valley because it's towards southern part of the city and easier commute to get on to the freeways but you can see buttses on union street waiting to pick people up. >> the transportation commission here says we're never going to defeat congestion but we can manage witness good planning and right projects well. don't have, perhaps ideal deal but a reasonable speed on the roads. police ride id fid and released photos of a 13-year-old found murdered in fairfield. january yell conway allen found friday morning. they released this surveillance photo from when she was last seen thursday afternoon. investigators from fairfield çc.pkq been working on the case nonstop since conway-allen's body was found. they're asking anyone who may have seen this girl just before
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
the app only showing you e mails you care b the city being offered millions of dollars to change its name to sugar daddy.com usa that. is coming up here for you. >> martinez blees plees need help in finding a missing teenager.úhxf he left his house monday night and has not been heard from since saying he is considered at risk. he is six feet tall and anyone with information is urged to call the police department. livermore police arrested three minors for cyber bullying. she was arrested again last week for violations nearly three years for serving three years for having sex with two 14-year-old boys. they won't release names of the three minors arrested but dan noyes reported the daughter was one of the kids under investigation police say there is no evidence he instructed to harass a victim. muddy mess that came flowing into homes today. this is the damage, sending water p mud rushing into the sleets streets. homes along 15th avenue hit hard tonight homeowners wondering if a sewer line replacement could be to blame for this. heather, what a mess it s the city] saying that repair
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
, everyone. back, now, to the daly city area southbound 280, an accident is blocking the left lane of traffic there as you make your way southbound. 880, there was an accident partly blocking the off ranch but not too much slowing at this hour. there is road work southbound 101 moving beyond the ramp there, there is road work in the lanes until 6:00 this morning. also, road work southbound 280 ramp to north 85 in the lanes until 6:00 this morning. the bay bridge toll plaza, light here, just road work on the upper deck for the next few minutes. >> buyer beware, police put on a warning of a scam targeting people for trying to save a few bucks on bart tickets. >> serenade on the sand, the bay area city that says despite the interest and fascination this music must end. >> but first the morning tech bytes. >> twitter is becoming a shopping site. you can purchase products using american express. beside earning money for twitter it could show that it can sell products. >> watch out for executive order tomorrow on cyber security. it will call if new standards on what private companies should
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
coming year in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say th
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 1:05am PST
movement called 1 billion call to action. the city of san francisco responded today to that cull and came together. the mayor police chief and district attorney were in the city to show their support. we good to the street party. ♪ . >> this song and dance in front of san francisco city hall is about much more than just a good time. >> this is gathering of 1 billion women and men and all those who love women to strike dance demand end to domestic violence. all forms of violence against women and girls. >> called 1 bill rising and it's a global day of action on this valentine's day. >> came up with a statistics of 1 in every 3 women will be beat raped mutt lateed in their life time and if there are 7 billion in the planet, that's about 1 billion. >> kerry from oakland experienced the veils. >> when i was in high school i was raped. and i felt lake hi nowhere to go and nobody to speak for me. so this is exciting. we have made progress. >>reporter: led by mayor ed lee. >> i am one of the 1 billion rising. >> i will make violence against women and girls a priority of our time. >>report
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short time
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am PST
abc7 news. 5:14 on monday morning. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of compani
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Feb 8, 2013 1:05am PST
they agree to help fund police development the mayor laid out state of the city address tonighre's lisa. >>reporter: san jose mayor was quick to set the tone for his annual state of the city address tonight. >> would i love to tell you i'm not going to talk about the budget tonight. wouldn't that be a pleasant change but the budget still our biggest challenge. >>reporter: even though there is a small surplus this year it's still not enough to beef up the city struggling police department. layoffs. low morale and pension reform should returning the department to under 1,000. >> my priority for the coming year is public safety. >>reporter: city crime rate has gone up. last year there were fre 46 homicides. high nest 20 years. mayor promises to add 200 officers over the next two years but the police officers union wants more. >> people are looking for san jose to pay competitive wage for police officers. market rate is much less at any of the surrounding cities. >>reporter: so really get things back on track the mayor is suggesting a quarter tore half crept sales taichblingts 2014 in
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree cooler. temperatures are running fro
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
which is littered with trash and debris. the city considers the couple's home a public nuisance. there are broken allowances and furniture and old carpets and paint cans. family has been working on a remodel for decades and battling the city for as long. san mateo officials say the property is a safety hazard especially the supposed insulation and wiring. if they do not fix the violations city workers will go in and do it for them and send the owners the bill. >> it is 5:14. a mild morning here in the bay area and i was looking with sympathy at those people in mobile, alabama, and the reporter looked cold. >> and it will be cooler but it will stay dry as we head through the holiday week. coming up on 5:15 and from the east bay hills camera at emeryville to san francisco, clear sky there. we will move on to live doppler 7 hd covering bay area you can see how dry it is on radar and the lack of clouds this morning. temperatures yesterday, check this out, we ran in the 60's to low 70's in oakland and the scene airport at 71 was a record high temperature. we may hit that again today
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30am PST
, literally, in a blaze of glory. he set the baby grand piano on fire as a finale before the city shut him down. >> this is to bring people together. it is wonderful. the burning of the piano...it is challenging...to see it go up in smoke but i had a couple ideas and i feel good. >> he set the piano on fire and kept playing as it started burning. the city says he didn't have the proper permits to continue the outdoor concerts. he says he may use some of the piano char bits in a structure. >> what was he playing, "heat wave." "fire" by the ohio players. he was on fire. >> no smoking hot weather? >> i love to play along but it will get colder and wetter. i will snuff your fire. >> it was not cold by that piano. here is what we are looking at looking down from mount tamalpais. we are seeing a little bit of haze out there hanging around and things are looking pretty nice as far as any type of wet weather. we just don't have it this morning. if you are out and about, no worries. >> now, live doppler 7 hd show it is spinning up there waiting for the next system to come in, possibly this time
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
francisco today, california supreme court took up the controversial issue of whether cities can ban medical marijuana. >> justices held court at the university of san francisco law school and in a rare move allowing cameras inside. ájn2u)ud us the. >>vaçrtnéz of the high courtthe. expressed skepticism over claims the laws prohibit local governments from bang the store-front pot shops. the case resolves around a ban by the city of riverside. there are 150 similar bans around california. the lawyer says thefew intent of the law is clear. >> issue is before the court is that whether it's municipality may ban what state law made lawful. i think that that is the core issue. >> but the corn for the health and well ns center ran into questions from the court over whether or not cities have the right to govern their ownland use. >> what i need to you respond to the zoning authority yes. >> this case is land use regulation. zoning, ordinances. >> legislature knows how to say thou shall not ban dispense riz. they didn't say that. >> the lawyer for the dispensary says it's makes no sense to
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am PST
is 4:34. san jose will consider becoming the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam today voting on a draft of a bill to phase out styrofoam containers. the restaurant association says the ban would ham small businesses more than the containers hurt the environment. if a final bill passes some summer the ban takes effect next january. a grabbed opening ceremony is hold today in san francisco to open a new cruiseship material natural located at pier 27 that costs $90 million. there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 o'clock. do not expect cruise ships to dock. it will first be used by the teams competing in the america's cup this summer. cruise ships arrive next spring. >> in this morning, a top silicon valley c.e.o. and former republican candidate for governor is changing her position on same-sex marriage. hewlett-packard c.e.o. is coming forward to say proposition 8, which is in front of the supreme court, should be overturned. this morning, "new york times" reports that she signed a legal brief arguing gay people have a constitutional right to marriage. she suppor
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> a community meeting in oakland is just wrapping up. the first meeting with one of the city's new consultants. sergio quintana was at the meeting. reporter: this is a pretty well attended meeting with a few hundred people from this area of oakland in attendance. the basic idea here is to lay out the basic steps how the consulting firm wants to get a hold on the industries crime problem. now, robert was ehrman can the chairman of the strategic policy partnership, went through a detailed power point presentation that lays out how the oakland police should operate. one big change would be cutting the city into five geographic areas and assigning a police captain to each area, and then assigning resources and responsibility to that captain to control crime in his area. was ehrman says it will help make the police department more responsive when there is crime. >> when this happens in oakland, you'll know who is the captain that has your area. and that captain will be available all the time. if you have concerns, that captain is going to know them. >> it's hard because you don't want t
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
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Feb 28, 2013 4:30am PST
day as week from walnut creek to the city, that is 130 more a year. that is not all. they are talking about charging more for parking increasing it by 50 cents every six months. bart officials have proposed the increases and they say to help pay for needed improvement to the trains in the system down the road 25 years from now and are looking way ahead and they say according to their research, riders prefer smaller, regular increases than big ones. so this plan includes fare increases through 2020. there was a public discussion on this two weeks ago, there was not a huge outcry at meeting so based on the discussion it sounds like this fare increase is likely to pass today. the parking increase, though, seems to increase more split among the directors. so stay with abc7 news today to find out how this vote plays out. >> 4:34. pope benedict bid farewell to the cardinal as couple of hours ago as he prepares to leave the vatican. he met with the cardinals for the last time today as head of the catholic church and said he would pray for them in the coming days and weeks. the pope will leav
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00am PST
right now that i would honestly rather walk than drive. >> here in new york city and across the state, most of the snow has already fallen. in man hitten we have less than a foot, but in massachusetts, rhode island and in maine they are still expecting another six inches. abc news, new york. >> this morning sfo officials are still assessing how many flights will be affected today, but united has cancelled all flights to newark through midday. american airlines has cancelled all of today's flights bound for jfk in new york. all major airports in new york and boston are closed with dozens of other flights to east coast cities delayed. tonight there are some nonstops to new york that could be affected. yesterday northeast storm forced more than 4700 flight cancellations, including 83 flights out of sfo. >>> the grapevine on interstate 5 to southern california is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. last night drivers were escorted through in both directions. the length between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning. >>> if i
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
trained in this this, is what they do. why we have them in the city. >> the man was taken to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries. and mild hypothermia. now it will be up to the police department to question him and figure out how he ended up in that position. reporting in san jose, abc 7 news. >> the ship built pilt cause blamed for caution the worst oil spill is now suing the coast guard to try to get his license back claiming his civil rights were violated when he wasn't allowed to renew his license. the state board of pilot commissioners found cota at fault for crashing the snipe a tower of the bay bridge in 2007. 53,000 gallons of thick bunker fuel spilled into the bay as a result. >> relief is on the way for the congested highway 4. >> that project will widen the highway in two places. and. >> here is. >> we've got a look at transportation improvement budgets today. including this. it's located at bailey road just beyond current last stop, here, passengers will transfer between regular cars and smaller trains. that won't be finished until 2017. word on expanding an
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you c
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00am PST
build a new office next to the current headquarters and face book is asking the city permission to remove 175 trees. in return facebook will pay menlo park $4.5 million for affordable housing on top of the property taxes facebook pays. >> now, to hollywood, and the academy awards. celebrities hit the red carpet for the biggest night and as always, there were surprises and interesting moments. >> good morning, kristen. we are in front of the theater on hollywood boulevard where they are busy cleaning up, stripping away all the red carpet. thought one movie cleaned up but "argo" won best picture. >> there was little surprise that it took the top prize. the film's director humbled. >> never thought i would be back here. and i am because of so many of you who are here tonight. >> hosted by seth mcfarlane it was pat satire, silly, and song and dance. ♪ just way you look tonight >> daniel day-lewis portrayal of abraham lincoln earned his third best. >> three years ago before we decided to do a straight swap, i actually had been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> best actress jenni
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Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
throwing bottles at officers. sfpd quickly put a stop to that. >> we worked with the other city agent agencies and we are glad we were able to put our plan into place and make sure public safety is number one. unfortunately we did lose tonight and we want our fans to know that we are world class people with world class fans, and we want to show the world that we care about our city. >> the preliminary number is 25 arrests. they should be able to released the final numbers tomorrow or the day after. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian so much. and sky 7hd has been checking out the scenes across san francisco tonight. right now looking above the mission. >> we have been flying all over the city since the game ended just making sure we had our eye on any trouble spots. as you heard lilian say there were a few arrests. there were 25 for public drunkenness and there were fireworks going on, but nothing really thankfully more serious than that. there are more problems in baltimore right now where the fans are celebrating in the streets of that city and some ge
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Feb 4, 2013 2:00am PST
a stop to that. >> we worked with the other city agent agencies and we are glad we were able to put our plan into place and make sure public safety is number one. unfortunately we did lose tonight and we want our fans to know that we are world class people with world class fans, and we want to show the world that we care about our city. >> the preliminary number is 25 arrests. they should be able to released the final numbers tomorrow or the day after. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian so much. and sky 7hd has been checking out the scenes across san francisco tonight. right now looking above the mission. >> we have been flying all over the city since the game ended just making sure we had our eye on any trouble spots. as you heard lilian say there were a few arrests. there were 25 for public drunkenness and there were fireworks going on, but nothing really thankfully more serious than that. there are more problems in baltimore right now where the fans are celebrating in the streets of that city and some getting out of hand. >> mission street is back
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
police say half the robberies in the city are now cell phone robberies. people are distracted using their cell phones are more vulnerable. there was a hearing on what is being done to prevent the crime. currently, the district attorney is in talk with the industry to track phones or how to make the products less valuable. >> facebook users get an error message trying to track their friends. >> rescuers had no obligation to pull a man to safety from the water in 2011. >> we are back. we have live doppler 7 hd tracking showers moving through san jose and santa clara valley and gilroy. they are sliding to the southeast and they are dissipating in the northern section of the bay area. in the south bay you will deal with the showers the next couple of hours. temperatures under clouds in the low-to-mid 50's. as we head forward in time we will see temperatures slowly migrating to where they should be with a dry push tomorrow mid-to-upper 50's and mid-50's to 60 with sun on sunday and mid-50's to the coast and low 50's for the rest of us. sue? >> in fremont, we have an accident, two cars of
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Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
muni bus in daly city. the accident happened at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the number 18, 46th avenue bus. the woman was hit by the back of the bus when she was in a crosswalk. family members say the woman died after being taken to the hospital thump muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> new tonight. the search is on for a man wanted for two random attacks against women in san francisco's mission district. take a good look at these sketches of the suspect. police say the one on the left was based on a description given by a woman attacked february 2nd. she says the map walked past her and suddenly began punking her. the other sketch is based on ai attack jen january 6th. the victim says the man threw her down and slammed her head against the sidewalk. police ask anyone with any information to give them a call. >>> a small but vocal group protested against sap perhaps' ban on public nudity. the demonstration targeted supervisor scott weeper, he rote in the nudity ban. the protesters feel the ban violates their constitutional rights to express thems
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
with the city. the pay increase being proposed include restoring the 10 percent pay cuts they accepted to help limit layoffs during record budget deficits. leaders indicated they would support modest raises but the police officers association argues that bigger raises are needed to keep officers from leaving the department. the union has called for opening negotiations to the public. >> the boy scouts of america board could vote whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders. the executive board is wrapping up three days of meetings today at the headquarters in texas. the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to address the issue, a conservative group in texas organized a prayer vigil this morning, and the organization is expected to issue a statement either way. >> the nasdaq could pay millions over the social media company facebook's botched initial public offering. the "wall street journal" reports that nasdaq is in talks with the government to pay $5 million in penalties which is only 1 percent of the money lost by br
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